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Dance & Ballet in New York - April 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Dance & Ballet in New York for the month of April 2017


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One of the city's most unique live experiences, Stomp has been thrilling New York audiences for over twenty years. This ear & eye-popping show consists of a group of eight incredibly talented performers, who create intricate rhythms from everyday household objects, from garbage can lids and zippo lighters, to buckets and hammers. More info

: 27th April

Cinema has given us some of the greatest dances in history, from the finger-clicking face-off in West Side Story, through to 'The Lift' in Dirty Dancing. Dance to the Movies brings all those moments to the stage, a thrilling hit-after-hit spectacular choreographed and performed by some of the most talented dancers in the business. More info

: Closes 3rd May 2017

For their third presentation of the Here/Now festival, New York City Ballet pay tribute to their Resident choreographer, one of the company's youngest ever, the inimitable Justin Peck. In this, the first full Peck program by company, expect to be dazzled by some of his best-known works, including the geometric In Creases, the bold New Blood, Sufjan Stevens scored Everywhere We Go alongside a brand new piece, his first ever for just two dancers. More info

: Closes 29th April 2017

An ambitious reworking by star choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, A Grand Divertissement is originally based on the fairytale ballet from Edouard Lalo in the 19th century. Split up from the narrative story form, the work is divided into separate witty and animated vignettes, designed for a large company and its seven main dancers. Taking apart what Ratmansky described as the "Most cliched of ballets" and giving it a playful spin brings a more uplifting arc to proceedings, involving a young man searching for his love, Namouna. More info

: Closes 29th April 2017

This pure celebration of New York City Ballet's own wunderkind Christopher Wheeldon sees the company take on three of his best-known works, nicely climaxing with American Rhapsody, his newest piece set to the romantic music of Gershwin. More info

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